We all imagine retiring and going somewhere peaceful and relaxing to live out the rest of our lives. In fact, many people would opt to save up and purchase a property in an age-restricted community. There are residential communities that typically limits 80% of the residency to individuals who are over a set age, usually 55 years old, but it can vary.
Although most of us wouldn’t consider Las Vegas as a city to retire to, there are a couple of age-restricted communities close to the city that have become popular choices for retirees. One of these communities is Sun City Summerlin.
Sun City Summerlin is an active-adult community organized by Del Webb Corporation in 1989. It’s one of the country’s premiere adult communities that offers residents a number of amenities and facilities, activities and clubs, as well as views of the surrounding mountains and the Las Vegas Strip.
Life In an Age-restricted Community
There’s really no other way to become a member of the Sun City Summerlin community than just to purchasing a property there. The community offers you a variety of 42 different property models to choose from, ranging from 1,003 square feet to 2,895 square feet with a wide variety of floor plans. Once you purchase a property, you are given an account and automatically become a member of the official community association. The master-planned development is currently home to over 12,500 residents, and the community association encourages an atmosphere where residents maintain an active lifestyle by joining the different activities and groups in the community. Residents receive a newsletter each month filled with all events that are going to be taking place in the community and their site is always updated with up-coming events. Friends and family are welcome to visit you anytime and they get to stay with you in your home, so even when you’re not that active in community gatherings or events, you can still enjoy your stay here.
Community Centers and Golf Courses
Sun City Summerlin has four community centers: Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows, Pinnacle, and Sun Shadows. The different community centers have different amenities and facilities however all residents are allowed to use them no matter what area in the community they are living in. The community also has three 18-hole golf courses to choose from. Highland Falls Golf Course, Palm Valley Golf Course, and Eagle Crest Golf Course. All three gold courses also have driving ranges for those who don’t want to go through the 18-hole course.
Amenities and Facilities
Residents and their guests have access to entertainment centers where they can go shopping, enjoy a show, and even choose from the different restaurants available in the community. The different community centers have fitness facilities, meeting areas, a library, and free internet. There are also a number of indoor and outdoor swimming pools and spas available throughout the community. There are also a couple of picnic areas for those looking to spend some time with their friends and family outdoors. Read more about Best Restaurants in Summerlin
Adult communities usually offer residents a variety of activities and sports that they can join and have fun with at their community centers. Sun City Summerlin residents can enjoy recreational activities including, aerobics, billiards, bocce, horseshoe throwing, miniature golf, pickle ball, ping pong, racketball, shuffleboard, softball, and tennis. Elders who love the great outdoors will appreciate the many different walking tracks in and around the community. Community centers also offer activities and classes on photography, arts and crafts, sewing, woodworking and other hobbies and pastimes.
Clubs and Events
Residents at Sun City Summerlin can join the many clubs available in the community. These clubs are often organized by other community members who share similar interests and would like to meet other residents interested in the same activities. Shows and events, often held at the community centers, restaurants, and the theaters, are often posted on the community’s official site. Residents can enjoy everything from a jazz show to a live band performance, go dancing, or just have fun.
You can compare living at the Sun City Summerlin with living in a big luxury resort or a fancier senior’s home. You get your own home, have access to high quality facilities and amenities, and get to join the different activities and meet new people. Home prices in Sun City Summerlin have generally been more stable than the overall local real estate market, and you can purchase a property even before you turn 55. It’s a great investment if you still want to live an active life during your golden years.